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Slow Nomad

We discuss the traditional notion while traveling that you have to do something every day, but do you really need to? How about if you rent out a place for a month or so? You can relax the way you want to. If you can't get to your normal lifestyle on a vacation (say Bangalore life on wheels), are you really location-independent? Running behind a checklist of to-do items on a vacation can also feel like work. We then talk about creating wealth vs multiplying wealth and our conditioning that makes us feel guilty while spending money on experiences. We also touch on innovation being driven by new players and that going slow is a feature for big companies. We end with a rant that everyone is selling on Twitter and you shouldn't idolize anyone. Nobody is perfect in all areas of life.

Broadening Perspectives and Copycats

Mukul talks about his Airbnb experiences which is a good way to get a local authentic taste of the city. Placement season has started at Roc8, wherein companies are coming to talk about their culture. Retention is a big problem in the tech industry, especially after remote work as switching costs have reduced. We also talk about both of our copycats and how our brand is the eventual moat whereas features become a commodity over time. We're engineered to feel guilty when having too much fun. We connect it back to solo trips as the life stories you hear while meeting new people really broadens your perspective. There are no wrong choices, only experiences through which you find your deal-breakers and move away from them.

Async Work And Incentives Gone Wrong

Mukul moved to Lisbon and is figuring out a balance between work and travel. We talk about how being a solo traveler is analogous to life without a job. Then we move to challenges while working in different time zones. We end with a rant on bad incentives in companies.

Sloth Philosophy

We talk about the four pillars of sloth philosophy, challenges in writing fiction vs non-fiction, our music tastes, and end with a section on what's the rush, anyway?

Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Influencer Marketing

We talk about Mukul's plans to try out a digital nomad lifestyle over the next 2 months, a user journey for a Shopify subscription analytics app, the importance of taking a step back from time to time and seeing the bigger picture, influencer marketing, and end with a movie and a podcast recommendation.

Roc8 Tech Stack and Time Travel Shows

We discuss how Roc8 is entirely run on no-code tools and Appointo didn't have a landing page for the first 6 months. Tech is not our USP; our USP is iterating fast on the solution and not going after shiny things. We also touch upon Audiobooks, talk about Stephen Fry's narration of Harry Potter, and end with a few recommendations on time travel shows.

Relationship with Money and Attack on Titan

We talk about remote work hacks, optimizing learnings vs earnings, our relationship with money, treating this podcast as therapy, and end with a nice newsletter recommendation and a review of Attack on Titan.

All About Board Games

We nerd out on board games, covering the different versions of Catan, Dungeon Mayhem card game, Blitz where everyone plays at once instead of the regular turn-based method, Clans of Caledonia, Dungeons & Dragons, etc. We end with talking about a kindle version for board games ‘The Last Gameboard’.

Celebrating New Hire at Roc8 and SidePanda Crossing $200K ARR

We discuss the work of a manager in the context of a new hire at Roc8, see a demo of Mukul's new mic to induce FOMO in Swapnil to get one too, and celebrate SidePanda hitting the $200k ARR milestone!

Going Slow with Yatharth

In our 10th episode, we got a surprise guest for you. Yatharth worked as a frontend engineer for over 5 years before going indie in 2020. He is currently exploring systems and is now in love with the Rust language. He talks about we should be original and not just imitate others. We then discuss how Twitter influences us, especially seeing those quick successes and people crushing their goals. We also touch on some of his other interests like comics and piano and end with a rapid-fire round of questions.

Signpanda in Review and Value Systems

We start with the Shopify review process, their webhook architecture, and the GDPR compliant endpoints. Then we discuss the pros and cons of doubling down on existing products vs exploring new ones. We also reminisce about "the talk" with our families and the importance of a partner on your journey. We end with a CTA for our listeners to write their value systems and tag us at @goingslowpod to see if we can set them up with a potential cofounder.

New Year Resolutions

We discuss how Goa has so much untapped potential and the issues preventing us to work from there over a longer duration, second-order effects of movies and TV shows, and our new year resolutions.

New Experiments at Roc8 and Hedging Bets

We discuss the new experiments at Roc8, challenges in the non-tech hiring space, hedging bets as a time investor, the addiction of the 0-to-1 journey, our college hackathon experiences, and some SaaS ideas you can start with.

Signpanda and 12 Favorite Problems

We start with discussing a digital signature solution for Shopify and then reflect on the changes in us from last year. We also appreciate that our work is play now. We then move on to our need to sustain our child-like curiosity about everything, increasing TAM of our careers, and how to have deep convos with friends.

Life is a Role-Playing Game

We discuss the AppSumo deal, Pronoia, the fact that grownups like numbers, some deep thoughts like you are who you choose to be and there's no real need for anger, and how we see life as an RPG where your experiences are what makes you unique and helps you in leveling up.

Pricing and Reademy

We discuss the pros and cons of monthly vs annual pricing, the upcoming version of Appointo which is platform-independent, recreating school library period vibes via Reademy, and geek out on Brandon Sanderson's consistency in building the Cosmere fictional universe.

Plato's Cave and Antireads

We talk about The Mom's Test in action at Appointo, how we can get out of our bubbles, Plato's Allegory of the Cave, and follow up on the lowlights project discussed last time.

Lowlights and Laserpanda

We talk about how our last week went, share lowlights, discuss what's next for Appointo & Roc8, and brainstorm on a new potential idea: Laserpanda.

Getting Out of Comfort Zone

The first episode of our podcast! We talk about our journeys so far, why we chose this path, and that going slow is a luxury.

Hello World

Welcome to the going slow podcast! where we discuss our product journeys and also have casual discussions around life, universe, and everything in between.

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